The Australian National University
Emeritus Faculty Member

Steve Rawling AM

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Steve Rawling established the Careers & Appointments Service at ANU in 1967 after previous experience in public service, teaching and educational research in Australia, Canada and the UK. He ran the service until 1979, with a year during that period working at Oxford University. He then became Director of the Careers and Appointments Service/Careers Centre and Secretary to the Appointments Board at the University of Sydney from 1979 to 1998, in which role he was responsible for leadership and all aspects of management of a comprehensive university careers service. As Secretary, Appointments Board, and a member of that Board, he was responsible for the Board's work in liaison and communication between the University and senior levels of industry, commerce and government. He was also a member of a number of policy and management groups and committees in the University.

He has been prominent in national professional activities, notably through the Graduate Careers Council of Australia (GCCA), and the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS, formerly NAGCA). He was a member of the Board of the GCCA for many years, and was the co-founder of the national Graduate Destination Survey, on whose Management Group he served from 1972 to 1998. He is a Past President and Secretary of NAGCA(S), and was active in developing international contacts on behalf of NAGCA and the GCCA, through membership and participation in the activities of professional associations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In the wider field of student services, he was a member of the Bi-National Executive of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA) for six years. He has written extensively on his various fields of interest.

He was a consultant to the 1990 national review of careers services in Australian universities, and was on the Advisory Committee for the review of its impact in 1993. He was a member of the Advisory Committee for the national Review of Careers Services in Tertiary Education in 2008. Through his company CAS Consulting, he has since 2000 carried out a variety of consulting roles for the University of Wollongong, The University of Western Sydney, the University of Technology, Sydney, and the University of New South Wales

As Director, Alumni Relations, from 1998 to 2000, and Acting Director of the Development Office in 1993-4 at the University of Sydney, he broadened his experience of university liaison with alumni, corporate and individual benefactors, and other community groups.

He was a Director and Chairman for more than ten years of a company working in environmental consulting and ecological restoration, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 for services to education.